So, how does the "loser pays legal bills" work when stuff gets appealed up to the Supreme Court? Is it insta-pay and no-can-affords no-can-appeal? Or does the payment of the other guy's fees get put on hold once you file an appeal?
How does it work for settlements when you sue a large corporation and after it gets to court they offer to pay you to drop it and you accept it because they have the means to tie it up for years and you have to get back to supporting yourself. Who loses in that case? If there is no judgement do things remain the same as now? Or does the settlement constitute a loss? Or does dropping a case constitute a loss?
It sounds like the "Loser pays the other guy's legal bills" plan puts the small guy at an even greater disadvantage. It sounds like even fewer Layers would be willing to take a case where people have been harmed by environmental effects of industry or government. It also seems like the advancement of human rights would be at a disadvantage.